2007 Catherine le Goeuil Cairanne Cotes-du-Rhone Villages, Red Rhone Wine, France.
This intense and decadent Grenache based red is wildly powerful and vibrant, but with depth and balance much more like a fine Chateauneuf-du-Pape than a mere Cotes-du-Rhone! This wine has lots of briar and bramble, blackberry and savory herbs and spices with subtle cherry, grenadine, pepper, crushed stones, chalky tannins and lavender oil. This vintage is stunning and should fill out nicely for the next few years, in fact you might just want to put a few in the cellar for half a decade or so. This wine opens up well and full with some cranberry and mineral in the background, made with certified organically grown grapes. Imported by Kermit Lynch ($19 Est.)
93 Points, grapelive